You will create an 8-10 slide Microsoft PowerPoint informative presentation with audio narration and speaker notes, describing how hardware, software, and the operating system work together.
In the presentation:
- Explain the impact of information technology on the criminal justice system.
- Describe the two broad classifications of software.
- Describe the primary functions of the operating system.
- Describe the three types of memory chips contained in the motherboard.
The PowerPoint® presentation should have the following characteristics.
- Bullets for your main points.
- Appropriate pictures, graphs or illustrations to support your presentation where applicable.
- Must include speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the slide bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience.
- Must include audio narration. You will use the speaker notes for each slide’s narration.
- No more than 10 minutes in length.
- Contains a title and references slide.
- Research from at least one reliable source to support the main message, including graphics.
- Incorporate information from course readings, the course materials, or other library sources to support your discussion. Properly cite all sources of information by including in-text citations and a list of references.
- Research and visuals are cited in APA citation format, both in-text and on a References slide. You need to quote material taken directly from a source.
- Signal phrases are useful in presentations. They help make your writing flow where one idea clearly leads to the next. It is a good practice to use signal words and phrases instead of just inserting quotations abruptly and separately. For more details on signal phrases, refer to the Writing Center.
- The same standards for documenting sources that apply to an essay, apply to a presentation. Go to the APA Style® Central website for a digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing.
- Designed with a live audience in mind in order to inform your viewers about the topic.